RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: USA soccer fans watch their team play against Portugal at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
It was actually the World Cup action that captured the guys’ attention early on, and for good reason. Despite the draw, the U.S. will take on Germany Thursday with all sorts of scenarios in which they can advance, the simplest being just beating the Germans.
Additionally we had some baseball, as Masahiro Tanaka was dealt his first loss in the Bronx by Buck Showalter’s Baltimore Orioles, Suzyn Waldman had herself an emotional Old Timer’s Day and the Mets belted out 17 hits in a win down in Miami.